AATCC officers elected

April 19th, 2019

AATCC elected national officers for 2019–2020 at its annual meeting in November 2018 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Research Triangle Park. Kerry King transitioned to president. Harrie Schoots, Ascend Performance Materials, was elected president-elect. The following regional board members were elected to a two-year term: Jack Bare, StarChem LLC, New England Region; Martha Carper, University […]

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AATCC wins Apex Award

September 18th, 2018

AATCC has won an Apex award for its September/October 2017 feature article by Kilara Le in the AATCC Review. The annual Apex Awards are sponsored by Communications Concepts Inc. More than 1,400 entries were submitted for the 2018 contest with 556 Awards of Excellence and 100 Grand Awards presented recognizing exceptional and outstanding work. “Microfiber […]

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A market overview of developments, successes and standards for electronic fabrics

August 1st, 2018

Smart fabrics are still so new to the textile world, relatively speaking, that it’s necessary to start with a working definition. That’s what the first presenter, IFAI’s market research director Jeffrey Rasmussen, did at IFAI’s Smart Fabrics Summit in Washington, D.C. In his overview of the smart fabrics market, Rasmussen said that smart fabrics are […]

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AATCC releases 2018 Technical Manual

February 8th, 2018

The latest addition of the “AATCC Technical Manual” is now available. It includes new test methods, as well as revisions and updates of existing methods and evaluation procedures for textiles. Two of the new test methods include one for seam twist in garments before and after home laundering and a hydrostatic pressure test using a […]

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Digital Textile Printing Conference Version 2.0

October 12th, 2017

AATCC and SGIA have gathered some of the biggest names in the industry for the Digital Textile Printing Conference Version 2.0 being held November 29-30, 2017, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, N.C. The conference will focus on the latest industry trends, print technology developments, key market drivers and insights, applications and case studies. […]

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Coloration challenges addressed

September 15th, 2017

The conference, “Managing Today’s Textile Coloration Challenges: From Fiber to Fashion” was held September 13–14 in Charlotte, N.C. Sponsored by the Association of Textile, Apparel & Materials Professionals (AATCC), the conference brought together brands, retailers, mills and suppliers to hear both sides of the story and work together to understand each other’s challenges and propose […]

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Textile standards online platform

May 25th, 2017

ASTM International and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) are making available textiles standards and other offerings in one online platform. Users will gain access to high-quality tools and resources from both organizations to improve durability of textiles, ensure quality colors, create in-demand products and more. Housed in the online platform ASTM […]

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AATCC launches new tools for testing UV-protective fabrics

May 11th, 2017

Fabrics can protect the skin from sunburn, cancer, and other effects of ultraviolet (UV) light exposure. Knowing how much protection a fabric provides can be tricky. Two new products are now available from AATCC to simplify the evaluation procedure for Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF). ASTM and AATCC Technical Information and Standards for UV Protective Textiles […]

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AATCC test methods available as online subscription

February 24th, 2017

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) test methods, including all new and revised methods published in 2016, can now be accessed as an online subscription through American Society for Testing and Materials’ (ASTM) compass database. The “AATCC Collection” is comprised of 123 test methods, 11 procedures, and nine monographs. A subscription gives access […]

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AATCC Flammability Symposium

July 14th, 2016

Shining a Light on Flammability in Textile Applications will be held September 21–22, 2016 in Cary, N.C., to address numerous topics on textile flammability. Textile combustion can originate from electric arc, flame or a variety of other sources of heat. There are many textiles that do not contain “flame retardant” chemistries and the differences in inherent fiber and […]

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